Communication Careers and Opportunities

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Careers in Communications

Majoring in communication means that your degree can work in a variety of careers. Careers for communication majors include, but are not limited to:

Communications Specialist - Businesses in both the public and private sector need people to facilitate the mechanics of the business. Communication majors learn how to use multiple forms of media to engage audiences and get messages across clearly.

Development Officers - Many organizations look for individuals who can excite and engage others in the mission of their organization. These professionals meet with clients, communicate goals and raise funds or awareness for their organization.

Speech Writing - Many corporations and firms will recruit people who have the skills to encourage others to empathize or agree with corporate goals. This could include working with representatives in displaying a great company image.

Lobbyist - Lobbyists work for large firms, awareness groups, unions and businesses. These professionals advocate for their clients, which means they need excellent skills in communication, writing and critical thinking.

Customer Service - Communication majors learn how to find creative solutions, which is exactly what companies look for when hiring for customer service positions.

College Admissions - Colleges, universities, seminaries and graduate schools all need help maintaining enrollment, and communication majors are perfect for the job. These positions require excellence in dialogue abilities, diligence, creative thinking and helpful attitudes.

Public Relations - This position requires mediation between an organization or company and the press. Protecting the company image is crucial, and can be done through many forms of media, which is why communication majors are great for these positions.

Public Affairs Officer - This job is similar to public relations, and is usually a managerial role within a business or company.

Public Relations Writer - These individuals write press releases, manage social media and handle press related issues. Typically, these positions work within a larger public relations office.

Radio Announcer- Radio announcers work in the broadcasting industry and might assume various roles, such as reporting live sporting events, hosting a talk show, or playing music over the airwaves. Some radio announcers, such as a news broadcaster, might follow a script, while others ad lib the content of a program.

Sports Director- A Sports Program Director is responsible for developing, organizing, delivering and administering sports leagues, recreation programs and activities targeted toward youth and adults at an assigned branch.

Stage Technicians - Communication majors learn about audio, video, lighting and recording, which are talents needed for stage technicians. Small theater companies or large film organizations look for talented individuals who can work with a variety of media.

Marketing Communications Specialist - Businesses in the public and private sector are always looking for professionals who can help them market their product. Specifically, they look for individuals who can use a variety of media in creative ways to market their products to specific demographics. These types of positions are perfect for communication majors.

Special Events Coordinator - This type of marketing job requires individuals who can communicate with outside customers for a company, remain organized and still specialize in customer service.

Media Relations - Businesses may look for people to help them with marketing in television, radio, social media or other print material.

Media Coordinator - This position requires excellence in communication to coordinate marketing between different types of media. Companies hire media coordinators to work with internal communications as well as handle brand image, campaigns and marketing images.

Online Reporting - As more businesses, corporations, non-profits and individuals get information from online sources, businesses want individuals who can write well, edit stories and quickly put material online. These positions can be freelance or positions within actual companies.

News Writer -  Magazines, newspapers, news channels, online reporting, business public relations and other venues want individuals who can quickly write news about or for the company.

Copywriter- Copywriters are employed by agencies both permanently and on a freelance basis to develop advertising concepts. They mainly deliver the words and verbal content that accompanies the visual elements.


  • Write for the award-winning student newspaper The Threefold Advocate in the newly remodeled newsroom
  • Work with online radio station
  • Work with professional radio station KLRC 90.9 FM
  • Help with sports broadcasting with Golden Eagle Television Productions
  • Join the Pi Kappa Delta speech and debate team
  • Direct a drama production